Winners named at TAA National Awards

Winners named at TAA National Awards
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Australia’s hotels and their employees were celebrated this week at Tourism Accommodation Australia 2013 National Awards for Excellence, held in Canberra for the first time.

More than 450 hotel industry leaders, hoteliers, special guests, diplomats and parliamentarians gathered for the event at Hotel Realm with the award for Overall Hotel of the Year going to the Park Hyatt Sydney. Hotel Realm took the gong for Best Meetings and Events Venue while Parmelia Hilton Perth trumped the category for Outstanding Achievement in Training.

Meanwhile, Timothy Hunt of Park Hyatt Sydney nabbed the award for 2014 Hotel Industry Rising Star.

TAA chaiman Tony South underlined the importance of the awards in recognising the industry’s achievements.

“The 162 national finalists were winners of their respective AHA State and Territory awards level.  Winning a national AHA award is an outstanding achievement – and a tribute to the hard work and dedication of these hotels,” he said.

See below for a full list of the winners:


Best Restaurant – Accommodation Division

Altitude Restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney


Best Redeveloped Hotel – Accommodation Division


Best Marketed Hotel – Accommodation Division

Hotel Realm


Best Pub-Style Accommodation

Victoria Hotel


Best Pub-Style Accommodation

Daly Waters Historic Pub


Best Mid-Range Accommodation

Holiday Inn Sydney Airport


Best Resort-Style Accommodation

Saffire Freycinet


Best Suite/Apartment Hotel

East Hotel


Best Superior Accommodation

The Blackman – Art Series Hotels


Best Deluxe Accommodation

Park Hyatt Sydney


Chef of the Year

Bo Sorensen at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney


Front of House Employee of the Year

Dixie Addison-Rolfe at the Diamant Hotel


Employee Excellence in Service


Maria Macri-Nosari at the Sydney Harbour Marriott


Outstanding Achievement in Training

Parmelia Hilton Perth


Best Meeting and Events Venue

Hotel Realm


Hotel Industry Rising Star

Timothy Hunt at Park Hyatt Sydney


Best Environmental & Energy Efficiency Practice

Lakes Resort Hotel

Overall Hotel of the Year – Regional

Park Avenue Hotel Motel, Rockhampton


Overall Hotel of the Year – Accommodation Division

Park Hyatt Sydney


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